• Saeed Valizadeh Khargh
  • Seyed Morteza Ghayour baghbani Department of management, faculty of administrative science, Imam Reza International University, Mashhad, Iran
  • Morteza Rojuee
  • Saeed Jafari Titkanloo



Abstract. Value creation is the most important aspect of stakeholder management. In the construction industry, are implemented in a world with multiple stakeholders, each of which has diverse interests and different goals. Therefore, the current research aims to identify the stakeholders of the construction industry based on their governing values. This research was carried out as a qualitative approach using content analysis, and data collection tools were literature review and semi-structured interviews. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 18 experts in the construction industry to conduct the current research. The obtained data was coded using the content analysis method and the main categories were validated after referring to subject experts and exploratory interviews with targeted samples that were selected by the snowball method and reaching the saturation level. Based on the results, open codes were extracted and after combining the codes, 10 sub-themes and 5 main themes were identified as the framework for identifying the stakeholders of the construction industry based on the prevailing values. It is suggested to use this framework, which is presented based on the prevailing values of the stakeholders to identify the stakeholders early, how to play their roles and manage them in construction projects.


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